Breakfast links: Share the car
Car2go ready to go: Car2go, the flexible one-way car sharing, is launching in DC on March 24. Register with promo code "capital" to waive the application fee and get some free minutes ... and then tell us your experiences once it starts! (TBD)
Zipcar interested in P2P: Zipcar will invest in Wheelz, an on-campus peer-to-peer car sharing service. Although it's just a toe in the water, it could indicate Zipcar has an interest beyond its traditional business model. (Shareable)
Gray dreams of Redskins practice fields: Administration officials review a few more details of their hopes to devote half of Reservation 13 to a Redskins training facility. Tommy Wells and neighborhood leaders are absolutely opposed. (Post)
Purple Line getting worse?: Purple Line planners are considering cutting a bridge over Connecticut Avenue to save money. Local leaders are strongly opposed; trail advocates would also hate losing the Wisconsin tunnel and also the Connecticut overpass. (Post)
Adequate Public Facilities law not adequate: Rockville's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance prohibits development where schools are crowded, and other restrictions. Some councilmembers say it's been a failure, just limiting development in the areas with the most infrastructure, and may even be illegal. (Gazette)
Silver Line labor laws up in the air: The Virginia AG's office has no opinion on whether the state can enforce anti-union work rules on MWAA, contradicting an earlier statement that it could, itself contradicting an earlier statement that it could not. (Examiner)
Privacy vs. policing, take 516: New technologies, such as cell phone tracking and license-plate scanners, are commonplace in MPD's work, but the ACLU believes the gather of such data is an invasion of privacy. (WAMU)
Transpo bill moves right: The House GOP has cut the transportation bill to 18 months, but have made it even more conservative, says Steve LaTourette (R-OH), who opposed the original bill. John Mica blames transit riders. (Transportation Nation, Streetsblog)
And...: Silver Line station names could memorialize famous people from Northern Virginia history. (Post) ... The National Mall's CaBi stations got the federal go-ahead. (TBD) ... Electric bikes are still unpopular, but their market share is slowly growing. (WAMU)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Without a streetcar, what's next for Columbia Pike, technically and politically?
- Transit projects are stuck between people who want to spend less money and people who want to spend more
- BREAKING: Arlington cancels the Columbia Pike streetcar
- The pop-up debate in Lanier Heights pits "property rights" against "neighborhood character"
- Is sidewalk cycling really dangerous, or just scary, like a roller coaster?
- DC will force property owners to shovel sidewalks, with higher fines for bigger and commercial buildings
- A bike-ped trail is in the works for New York Ave NE